Another R1 million fake goods police bust

2011-12-31 08:07

Johannesburg - Limpopo police have seized counterfeit CDs, DVDs, scanners, computers, printers and fireworks with an estimated value of over R1 million.

The aim of the operation was to reduce piracy which affected the income of artists, Maj-Gen Dibero Molatjana, deputy provincial commissioner for priority investigations, said on Friday.

The operation also aimed to reduce tax evasion by counterfeiters and seize fireworks sold from street dealers and unaccredited shops.

Polokwane, Thohoyandou, Musina, Mokopane and Tzaneen were the areas targeted in the week-long initiative, which involved the Hawks, crime intelligence, home affairs and the SA Federation Against Copyright Theft.

Molatjana said operations would continue throughout the festive season and next year.

  • Trevor - 2011-12-31 08:13

    What the hell is with the Limpopo Province, making headlines for weeks now for ALL the wrong reasons...have all the criminals and politicians moved shopped that way???

      Squeegee - 2011-12-31 08:16

      Wow, one whole bakkie load! How many police members and at what cost? How many murders were solved in that time?

  • Sifiso - 2011-12-31 08:17

    This is fantastic news but in future the police should try to capture the Al Capone ie the brains behind the entire counterfeit operation.

  • Ian - 2011-12-31 08:50

    slap bang in the middle of fat kid land NICE

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-31 09:09

    O M G Juju's empire is shrinking !!

  • Alan - 2011-12-31 12:03

    All fake goods are from China, and our Government are in bed with them !!!

      Hunter - 2011-12-31 13:11

      Actually quite a lot of fake goods also come from Pakistan and India.

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